All Dickey, all the time continues as the Blue Jays and Mets have finalized the trade that sends the reigning National League Cy Young winner to Toronto. R.A. Dickey has passed his physical, as that missing ulnar collateral ligament must have went unnoticed.

There’s not much to add to what’s already been written here, other than the names of the “non-elite” prospects being exchanged. The Blue Jays will receive catcher Mike Nickeas, who’s hardly a prospect at 29, but he is Canadian. So that’s a thing. The Mets will receive outfielder Wuilmer Becerra, an 18-year old signed out of Venezuela. Also, confirming a rumour that was floating around earlier today, the Blue Jays hold a $12 million option for 2016.

The knuckleballer himself commented on the transaction in a series of tweets:

It must have slipped his mind, but Dickey forgot to mention that the follow up to his autobiography will be released in 2014 and is tentatively titled “Flags Fly Forever: Winning the World Series and My Life with The Toronto Blue Jays”. Ok, I may have embellished that bit.

So, make it a final. Dickey to the Blue Jays along with Josh Thole and Mike Nickeas for Travis d’Arnaud, Noah Syndergaard, John Buck, and Wuilmer Becerra. Dickey coverage on Canada’s favourite baseball blog will continue on Tuesday.

Comments (4)

  1. I love this trade apart from the fact that Syndergaard has a lot of potential. Like a lot of people, D’Arnaud could have done great things for the Blue Jays but Arencibia is very good. I also think that the Blue Jays should’ve traded Adam Lind cause he f**king sucks and they should have tried to get Lucas Duda, Justin Turner or Ike Davis at DH or 2B and play Bonifacio at DH.

    • “Very Good” is not how I’d describe Arenciba. “Adequate” or “Average” would be much better terms.

  2. I’m so emo that I can only imagine the worst case scenario for both teams involved.

  3. Love the trade especially since Dickey’s contract and extention is cheap compared to others in today’s baseball. I’ve always been scared of catchers being great hitters – it is too much wear and tear on their bodies and the scouts didn’t think D’Arnuad would make anything other than an average 1st baseman (offensively) JPA and a solid veteran back-up will be fine at catcher for next few years
    Syndergaard is the big piece in my view – but I’d always trade potential whose upside basically is what you are getting now.

    Glad Blue Jay management is doing what it takes to bring back October baseball!

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